Dec 9, 2012 11:00am PST
, supreme court leaders or courts of appeal, healthcare obviously shouldn't have passed by 51 votes. it needed 60. but it's used on trivial things and not by the minority. >> wait. i have to ask, didn't healthcare pass on reconciliation by 51 votes? >> healthcare got 60 votes. >> i thought it was a -- when it came back it went on reconciliations by 51. >> not until after it passed by 60 votes. >> on the changes it passed by 51. anyway, it's a technical point. what you're saying is that you think there has to be reforms. >> correct. >> quickly, then one last question for you senator. >> okay. >> number one, we're going to solve this, there's -- we will get the fiscal reform done this year. i think the president -- i think we're going solve this. the two parties will solve this. i predict we'll have a meeting of republicans and democrats together. charles schumer is constructive on this issue. we're going to sit down together soon in the senate chamber and resolve this in a way democrats are not breaking the rules and we do it the way the senate as functioned and i think we're going t
Dec 2, 2012 11:00am PST
range ever programs, we proposed $600 billion of detailed reforms and savings to our healthcare and medicare programs. that's $600 billion. in fact, the healthcare savings in that plan are larger than the plans we've seen republicans in the past. >> is that what was in the budget? >> these proposals, we proposed these things last fall and in the president's budget. they are very detailed. >> but that was a budget that was voted down 99-0 in the senate. >> this is a lot of politics happen in this town. but this is a very carefully designed set of reforms and if republicans would like to go beyond these reforms or do it differently, they should tell us how they want to do it. >> what if they were to propose the republican budget that they passed, that they passed the last two years? >> there's no risks they are going to do that, chris. >> wouldn't be as serious as you proposing your budget. >> but the american people took a long time to take a careful, long look at that plan, and they found no merit in it so the republicans aren't going to propose that again. >> just like the sena
Dec 2, 2012 4:00pm PST
all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >> chris: as we said, house speaker boehner's office called us to say he wanted to come on fox news sunday to tell his side of the story. he says the president wants to ram rod a deal through, not work out a compromise, and, boehner might, he suggests, be willing to go over the cliff. >> chris: speaker boehner, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> good to be with you. >> chris: how would you characterize the deal the treasury secretary offered you on behalf of the president this week. >> a nonserious proposal, the president asked for $1.6 trillion worth of new revenue over ten years, twice as much as he has been asking for in public. he has stimulus spending in here that exceeded the amount of new cuts that he was willing to consider. it was not a serious offer.
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
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